“Might there be an intraparty, generational fight brewing over who is best positioned to take on Democratic Gov. [John] Lynch, if he pursues a fifth term,” asks Politico writer David Catanese in his monthly rundown of the hottest gubernatorial races in the country.
New Hampshire rates number eight on that list.
“Move over, Ovide,” writes Catanese. “[T]he head of the conservative group Cornerstone Action, Kevin Smith, is contemplating a run for the Republican nod in 2012. There’s even a draft site up and humming.”
By Politico’s estimation, Smith won the last month in this very early Republican horserace.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if Kevin Smith played the Ovide Lamontagne role against Lamontagne himself, now that Lamontagne has become the consensus establishment pick for the GOP in 2012?